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Perhentian Island, 22300 Malaysia
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#2 of 12 hotels in Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort is located on the south west coast of Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island), a quiet, untouched part of the island surrounded by tropical jungle, on a broad expanse of powdery white sand. The resort commands a breathtaking view of Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island) and the South China Sea, right on your doorstep. All chalets are just a minute's walk from the beach and are tastefully built with wooden furnish.
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Free internet
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snorkelling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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joyce b wrote a review 24 Sep
Assendelft, The Netherlands19 contributions2 helpful votes
The location is what really makes this place special. An almost private beach overlooking the sea as well as the town on the neighboring island. We enjoyed our stay here very much. The room was not very special but clean, spacious en comfortable with a huge bed. The garden could use some TLC as well as some of the sunbeds but the overall experience was not tarnished by these details. The service was great, the staff was very friendly. However, we did hit a slight language barrier which sometimes made it difficult to get recommendations on what to do. We ended up booking a snorkel tour next door due to this, which was a shame. Other than that, do not hesitate to stay here! The price-quality is excellent and you will not regret it. Something to take into account when visiting the Perhentian Islands that we were not aware of: If you are staying on the larger island (Pulau Besar) you can visit the smaller island by water taxi. However, at night it can be dangerious as the climate can change by the flick of a switch. It is not recommended you travel by water taxi at night. We didn't know this and were a little dissapointed as most of the restaurants and bars are located on the smaller island which we planned on visiting at night.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Airil wrote a review Mar 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia113 contributions71 helpful votes
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Going with a full board package without snorkeling, 3 families with 3 rooms for 4 days 3 nights. Foods are crazy big portion. Crews are friendly and happy to assist you. Beach is very nice, swimmable and snorkeling able area. Boat from Kuala Besut jetty uses their own and its pretty big and fully covered. No complains, a perfect vacation for all of us.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Boat is quite safe for early pregnancy, fully covered. Diveshop is just beside, called Universal...
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Florence C wrote a review 21 Sep
Hong Kong, China10 contributions1 helpful vote
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The house reef is the highlight and better than a lot of the snorkelling spots. A lot of fishes and corals! We booked a deluxe garden chalet for 4D3N snorkeling package with one night extension. The resort is very well organized and full of staff. We found out the door of the chalet couldn't be locked properly, we told the reception and someone came immediately, but it took 2 hours to fix. We just waited inside the chalet watching 2 men trying to fix it with different tools and drills. The reception refused to change a room for us. The beach is very clean and well-maintained. Getting water taxi to Kecil was easy. Food was okay but too oil and too much fried food, sometimes repeated. We got 2 plates of chicken in 2 different flavours at 1 night included in the package. We might still visit Tuna Bay Island Resort again. The Abdul Chalet nearby looks great too!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take the room only and order a la carte
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hitomi12 wrote a review Aug 2022
Kuala Lumpur56 contributions78 helpful votes
One of the best spot for snorkeling on the peninsular Malaysia. Checked all the boxes; good location and service. We have been to Langkawi, Tioman, Redang, Rawa, Besar and by far Perhentian Tuna has the best and most access to snorkeling experience. We arrived at the Besut jetty a day earlier, bought some drinks/snacks before boarding first boat. Arriving 1 hour before departure should suffice. Boat ride is another 50 mins to the island. Resort has a dedicated jetty, beach, protected snorkeling space off limits to boats so you could just snorkel right of the beach, with some corals just few inches below the surface during low tides. The room is clean, basic but practical. We took the full board package and highly recommend it. No TV, no wifi but not missed at all. Their staffs are great, we were greeted with smiles and excellent service before hitting the jetty and all the way back. Food is great, service is quick and their pricing is probably equal to 4-5 star hotel in Kuala Lumpur. We did not venture out but plenty of nearby restaurants if you want change. We received best hospitality such that my only complaint is probably their water dispenser broke down so we had to buy mineral water bottles during our stay. I highly recommend the full board package. We were never hungry, and very surprise the quality and variety of food served. Comes with good quality snorkel, life jackets, snorkeling trip and tea at 4pm when kids are hungriest. We will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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ben8401 wrote a review Aug 2022
malaysia455 contributions104 helpful votes
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We visited Tuna Bay Island Resort at perhentian island on April 2022. The island its self is wonderful. U can literally snorkel right at the beach and found many fishes. The room are clean. The food is amazing. The staff at the mainland office are wonderful and helpful.However, one of the disappointing things for this journey the behaviour of local at the main land jetty during our transfer to the island. Please beware of anyone approaching you from nowhere saying u can park at their place safely and there are from the resort. Better not ever communicate or say anything to them as they will try to push you and behave like gangster once you not agree to park with them. Better find you own parking by visiting any of the parking around the area. Luckily the Tuna Bay Island Resort staff were kind enough to chase them out and helped us. Even with them they are like threating to do something bad. This is the bad experience we ever experience during our various vacation.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: deluxe beach front chalet but request room a bit far from the main lobby as it will be noisy
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Clement wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore272 contributions39 helpful votes
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We heard from friends that Perhentian Island is a great place for water activities. After reading various reviews, we decided to book Tuna Bay Island Resort. We booked 4 days 3 nights package with full board and snorkelling. Overall the experience was very good. We particularly liked snorkeling where we were brought to several locations on 2 separate trips to see various kinds of colourful fishes, turtles, baby sharks, colourful clams, puffer fish, etc.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FionaChan wrote a review Jul 2022
Hong Kong220 contributions45 helpful votes
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Joined the snorkelling 3D2N full board package. Booked directly from resort. Very sufficient food provided including tea set. Chinese vege food tasted very good. Local and western ok too. Breakfast buffet basic and so-so. Lunches were set. Dinner one night Chinese set and one night BBQ set for the time being. They might ask if you would like beef, or if they don't, you may voice in advance. Basic clean room. Air con, ceiling fan, water heater and water pressure, all worked very well. Got towels and shampoo. No teeth brush and no toothpaste. Wifi and mobile network connection in room depends on room location. Our hill view room had zero connection. In that case, you can enjoy Internet in the restaurant if needed. Outside room there's a broom to brush sand on the deck, a rack to hang wet clothes or swim suits, water tap to clean sandy feet before entering the room. Resort has her own boat transfer schedule but if needed, you may ask for another schedule to see if they could arrange with other providers for you. Resort officers at jetty office friendly and helpful. Staff at resort also friendly enough. Overall enjoyable stay at the resort.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emil wrote a review Jun 2022
14 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location with lovely beach and snorkeling. However, the staff is not service minded at all. The rooms are basic but allright. Altough there are some signs of bes bugs (at least from before) with blood stains on sheets and on the walls in connection to the beds. The staff is ignorant and does not listen to any problems that we informed them about. Would not return to this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AEDAMA wrote a review Apr 2022
21 contributions25 helpful votes
Goodness! Went from our hotel by boat over to tuna Bay. It was very busy on the beach but we were looking for an early dinner with the kids. The waiter was so rude! Lots if food not avaliable. Our sons dinner never came. They were even rude when we came to pay the bill. You would think it was an inconvenience to give them money! Nice location but food pretty rubbish and you don't go out to be treated so badly!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ella wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The room was fine, except for the low water pressure and no hair conditioner and body shampoo. Need to request for hairdryer separately. Food definitely need to improve for Asian food. The curry chicken was too oily and the restaurant waiter didn't even ask whether we consume beef or not for the BBQ. No seafood BBQ. Lastly, lack of human touch when come to departure as be thoughtful enough to accommodate the customer to have earlier lunch while waiting for the boat.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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perhentian tuna bay island hotel pulau perhentian besar
LOCATION
MalaysiaTerengganuPerhentian IslandsPulau Perhentian Besar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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Frequently Asked Questions about Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Perhentian Islands (0.09 km), Universal Diver (0.03 km), and Teluk Keke (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nia Cafe, The Barat Perhentian Restaurant, and Belinda Cafe.
Does Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Does Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.